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This is a discussion on in 1979.. within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; i would have given a testicle to own one of these.. http://www.classichondamotorcycles.c...p?bike_ID=1444 i worked at a honda dealers at the time, i was 17 and ...

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    in 1979..

    i would have given a testicle to own one of these..
    http://www.classichondamotorcycles.c...p?bike_ID=1444

    i worked at a honda dealers at the time, i was 17 and building up small cc brand new hondas from the crate , the head mechanics got to build one of these Honda britains up and i absolutely loved it, it was awesome back in the day..
    id still have one today just for the nostalgia reason if nothing else , but its not a priority .
    'old hooligan...

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    As nice as that looks, it wouldn't have done well here in the US. Myself and the bunch of loonies I hung with would've loved it though, and certainly in the road race world, folks would've lusted too. The mainstream? Not so much,,, sadly. You Brits always seemed to have a much better appreciation for sporting machines.
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    I have only seen one other (painted RCB colors) and know nothing about them. Do you have any history on that model? it looks like it is based on a SOHC 78F. those rearsets look impossibly high.
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    also is that tank steel? how hard is it to find bodywork for that model?
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    i need to go change my underwear. thanks, tony.
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    "Price new - £1895 power – 73bhp top speed – 125mph weight – 230kg honda’s cb750 sohc is widely recognized as the first superbike. the first model, the cb750ko, appeared in 1969. the honda britain was a limited edition model. underneath the racy bodywork is pretty much a standard cb750f2, the fairing is pure 1970 le mans – with its twin cibie headlamps it would have been an imposing sight in your wing mirrors. the large fuel tank is alloy with a quick filler cap. the single seat completes the focused racer look. the engine breathes through a seeley 4-1 sports exhaust. limited editions like this rarely come to market."
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    That makes me think when I was 17 or maybe 18 I worked for a Ducati shop and drooled over this:



    a 2002 Ducati S4R Foggy. I love them still today.
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    I worked for a Honda dealer at the time.
    it's basically a modified CB750 F2, with the weak forks and fugly 'COMSTARS'
    When you hit the brakes hard from 120ish, the wheel contacts front downpipes they spring/bend that badly
    I was never a fan of CB750's
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    That is funny, never hit the stock pipes on any F2's I have owned and I owned plenty. And yes I have had to hit the brakes hard from 120mph. I will say that my 1979 CB750F dohc is much more stable and less dramatic at 125mph than my 78's were at 100mph.

    I doubt the brit edition of the 78 will be stuffing the wheel into the pipe though, seeing as there is a pretty heavy duty looking brace going across the front of the fairing.
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    i like these too, but much more valuable than the honda britian, phil read replica..
    'old hooligan...

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